Allergic to Medicine Treatment
Treatment for a drug allergy depends on the type and severity of the allergic reaction. Treatment for allergic reactions often includes epinephrine injections, antihistamines, corticosteroids, and additional medications that reduce the symptoms of allergic reactions. Allergy shots may help reduce the symptoms of allergic reactions.
Treatment for a drug allergy may include:
- Avoid substances that trigger allergic reactions.
- Epinephrine injections:
- Used for severe reactions
- Short-acting antihistamine medications:
- Long-acting antihistamine medications:
- Fexofenadine (Allegra)
- Loratadine (Claritin)
- Cetirizine (Zyrtec)
- Levocetirizine (Xyzal)
- Desloratadine (Clarinex)
- Topical corticosteroids:
- Oral corticosteroid medications:
- Leukotriene antagonist medications:
- Allergy shots
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